Argalasti (Greek: Αργαλαστή) is a village and a former municipality in Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality South Pelion, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. It is built on a fertile plateau, 40 km southeast of Volos. It is an important commercial and tourism center of the area with a rich cultural tradition. Argalasti is a stopping point for those headed for the nearby beaches of the Pagasetic Gulf (Chorto, Kalamos, Lefokastro) or the Aegean Sea (Potistika, Melani, Paltsi). An exquisite sample of the architecture of the beginning of the 20th century is the church tower of Sts. Apostles.
Argalasti has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, an ATM, post office and a square (plateia).
The municipal unit Argalasti is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):
Argalasti (Argalasti, Kalamos, Kallithea, Lefokastro, Myriovryti, Paltsi, Paou, Chorto)
Xinovrysi (Xinovrysi, Potistika)
This Pelion town is well known for its buildings of architectural interest. Embbed into the walls of many constructions in the village one will find pieces of Ancient and Medieval buildings. This special style adds something to the atmosphere of the town. The monastery of Saint Nicolas, provide a magnificent view to the town. Close to the town square, is the church of Saint Apostles Peter and Paul built in 1886. Perhaps the most impressive part of that church is the marble bell tower, built in 1913.
Year Population municipal district Population municipality
1981 2,016 -
1991 1,393 2,415
2001 1,312 2,148
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
Municipalities and communities of the Magnesia Prefecture
Afetes | Agria | Aisonia | Almyros | Alonnisos | Argalasti | Artemida | Feres | Iolkos | Karla | Milies | Mouresi | Nea Anchialos | Nea Ionia | Portaria | Pteleos | Sipiada | Skiathos | Skopelos | Sourpi | Volos | Zagora
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